pexels burst 544966EVANSTON – State Senator Laura Fine (D-Glenview) announced that Evanston is set to receive more than $800,000 in local transportation project funding over the next three years. 

“Investing in our local infrastructure will create new jobs and foster economic development across the 9th District while ensuring our roads and bridges receive the essential improvements they need,” said Senator Fine. “I look forward to seeing the new projects our communities select to enhance our local infrastructure.” 

This grant is part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into Illinois’ aging transportation system to create jobs and promote economic growth. The funding will be distributed in six installments over three years in addition to the regular contributions Evanston receives from the state. 

Evanston will work with the Illinois Department of Transportation to select priority projects, which may include road and bridge improvements, traffic signal upgrades, new storm sewers and bike paths, sidewalk replacements and other long-term maintenance needs. 

“Local investments are crucial in moving our state forward,” said Senator Fine. “This state funding could not have come at a more important time to help cities strained by rising costs from the pandemic.”

Other local communities, including Skokie and Glenview, are also set to receive funding.